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Shunfeng is selling Wuxi Suntech and other manufacturing operations to reduce debts
25 Mar 2019 at 2:15pm
Diversified renewables firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) is close to an agreement to sell its manufacturing operations, which include Wuxi Suntech, as well as other international operations, including power plant monitoring firm, meteocontrol to reduce debts of RMB12,295.3 million (US$1.83 billion).



RedT picked by Statkraft for C&I solar-plus-storage in the UK
25 Mar 2019 at 6:10pm
Norwegian utility Statkraft has partnered with flow machine specialist redT on a fully-financed solar-plus-storage offering for the UK’s thriving C&I renewables market.



Suzlon sells two solar subsidiaries to CLP India
25 Mar 2019 at 6:07pm
Indian renewable energy firm Suzlon Energy Ltd has sold two solar subsidiaries to CLP Wind Farms (India) Private Ltd.



DEWA, ACWA, and Silk Road Fund reach financial close on 950MW CSP and PV solar park
25 Mar 2019 at 1:55pm
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Chinese government-owned Silk Road Fund, have achieved financial close on the 950MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.



Neoen secures financing for 375MW Mexico solar plant
25 Mar 2019 at 1:15pm
France-based renewable energy firm Neoen has secured US$280 million in debt financing from Bancomext, Natixis and Société Générale for its 375MW El Llano solar project in the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico, the company's largest such project to date.



Hanwha Q CELLS extends Australian patent infringement complaint to REC and two of its distributors
25 Mar 2019 at 12:45pm
Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Hanwha Q CELLS has extended its patent infringement complaints in Australia to include REC Group and two of its distributors, Sol Distribution, and BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, the first time the SMSL has expanded its patent cases to include distributors.



MoU signed for 2.6GW Mecca solar programme
25 Mar 2019 at 11:19am
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and partners to deliver directly 2GW of the total pipeline, with plans to host a public tender for 600MW.



Ginlong raises US$78.9 million with Shenzhen float
22 Mar 2019 at 4:36pm
Ginlong Technologies has completed its listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.



Sri Lanka in fresh push for 100MW floating solar project
22 Mar 2019 at 4:33pm
Ministers sign off on plans to build plant on eastern reservoir of Maduru Oya through joint venture with Canadian Solar Institute.



JinkoSolar ramping module production to 15GW to meet 30% shipment growth expectation in 2019
22 Mar 2019 at 12:40pm
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar said a strong recovery in global solar demand was expected to lead to a 30% increase in its PV module shipments in 2019. As a result, the SMSL would ramp module capacity to 15GW.



Spanish grid set for funding boom to accommodate renewables
22 Mar 2019 at 10:52am
Operator REE to deploy €3.2bn until 2022 to back energy transition plans, with €1.53 billion earmarked for renewable integration and €215m for storage.



Canadian Solar expanding module capacity to 11.2GW in 2019
21 Mar 2019 at 4:16pm
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar plans to expand PV module nameplate capacity by around 26% in 2019, despite the high-end of new shipment guidance increasing by 18%.




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BayWa r.e. responds to Hanwha Q CELLS patent infringement claims in Australian market
25 Mar 2019 at 8:31pm
by Billy Ludt
Over recent weeks, it has been reported that Hanwha Q CELLS has filed actions against module manufacturers and suppliers in multiple jurisdictions. According to media reports, Hanwha Q CELLS has also commenced proceedings against certain Australian suppliers, including BayWa r.e. Solar Systems. “BayWa r.e.’s view is that the claim filed by Hanwha against BayWa r.e.… The post BayWa r.e. responds to Hanwha Q CELLS patent infringement claims in Australian market appeared first on Solar Power World.

Tigo releases supplemental rapid shutdown tool for PV installers
25 Mar 2019 at 5:15pm
by Billy Ludt
Tigo, the creator of the smart modularFlex MLPE platform, announced its new Rapid Shutdown System (RSS) Signal Detector to accompany its RSS Transmitter released last quarter. Tigo’s RSS Signal Detector is a testing device for sensing the power-line communication (PLC) signal which is generated by Tigo’s RSS Transmitter and controls Tigo’s TS4-F (Fire Safety) units.… The post Tigo releases supplemental rapid shutdown tool for PV installers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Two new Colorado regions will implement Solarize programs with SEI support
25 Mar 2019 at 1:50pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Solar technical training organization Solar Energy International (SEI) has welcomed two Colorado regions in need of assistance with kickstarting solar markets into the Solar Forward Program in 2019. The City of Montrose and the entirety of Summit County, powered by strategic partnerships throughout the community by the High Country Conservation Center, will both implement ‘Solarize’… The post Two new Colorado regions will implement Solarize programs with SEI support appeared first on Solar Power World.

RES begins construction on 160-MWac bifacial tracking solar project
21 Mar 2019 at 6:36pm
by Billy Ludt
Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a global wind, solar, transmission and energy storage projects EPC, has started of construction on the 160-MWac Southern Oak Solar Project in the state of Georgia. The project, which was developed by Invenergy, will be America’s largest bifacial solar project to date. The solar energy output from the project, including all… The post RES begins construction on 160-MWac bifacial tracking solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Trimark launches SMA Gateway to replace discontinued SMA Sunny WebBox
21 Mar 2019 at 6:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Trimark Associates announced the launch of the Trimark SMA Gateway product. Designed around the Trimark Data Gateway (TDG), the SMA Gateway is a drop-in replacement for the discontinued SMA Sunny WebBox. The TDG is an industrial gateway loaded with a derivative of Trimark’s award-winning SCADA software. This platform provides a robust and resilient solution that… The post Trimark launches SMA Gateway to replace discontinued SMA Sunny WebBox appeared first on Solar Power World.

PurePoint Energy and Eguana offer smart energy storage systems in Connecticut
21 Mar 2019 at 2:31pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Eguana Technologies and PurePoint Energy announced that the Evolve – Home Energy Storage System is immediately available to residences located in Connecticut. The Evolve Energy Storage system allows new or existing residential solar system owners to store excess solar power generation for use in the evening, maximizing their solar investment while increasing their level of… The post PurePoint Energy and Eguana offer smart energy storage systems in Connecticut appeared first on Solar Power World.

Trina Solar will release four new solar module lines, all at 415 W
21 Mar 2019 at 2:19pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Trina Solar announced four new series of modules with a maximum output of 415 W. The four new series of modules include TALLMAX (high efficiency), DUOMAX (dual-glass), DUOMAX Twin (bifacial), and Honey black M. The high-efficiency series can be used in multiple application scenarios like utility-scale ground-mount and distributed PV projects. An increase in the… The post Trina Solar will release four new solar module lines, all at 415 W appeared first on Solar Power World.

SOLV to use Raptor Maps drone services on large-scale solar O&M portfolio
21 Mar 2019 at 1:16pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Raptor Maps and its drone sofware has been chosen to support SOLV’s drone operations with post-processing and reporting on PV plant inspections. Raptor Maps software will be used for all commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar installations managed by the SOLV team across the United States, totaling over 4 GW of solar PV assets. “Aerial thermography… The post SOLV to use Raptor Maps drone services on large-scale solar O&M portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

MGE proposes Shared Solar program expansion with 2nd PV array
20 Mar 2019 at 9:36pm
by Billy Ludt
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to expand its popular Shared Solar program with a second, large-scale solar installation in the City of Middleton. “Our Shared Solar program is fully subscribed with a waiting list of customers who want to participate,” said Jeff Keebler, chairman, president… The post MGE proposes Shared Solar program expansion with 2nd PV array appeared first on Solar Power World.

CPS integrates Pason Power energy software as storage solution
20 Mar 2019 at 7:13pm
by Billy Ludt
Pason Power, a provider of adaptive intelligent software for energy assets, and Chint Power Systems (CPS), a manufacturer of solar and energy storage power conversion equipment, announced that CPS has chosen Pason Power’s software to be integrated into its Energy Storage System as the exclusive platform for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. The integrated energy… The post CPS integrates Pason Power energy software as storage solution appeared first on Solar Power World.

Siemens chosen to build New York City’s largest rooftop solar array on the Javits Center
20 Mar 2019 at 6:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the selection of a developer to design and install up to 1.4 megawatts of solar renewable energy on the green rooftop of the Javits Center on Manhattan’s West Side. New York City’s largest rooftop solar generation project to date will offset the building’s electric load and directly support the Governor’s… The post Siemens chosen to build New York City’s largest rooftop solar array on the Javits Center appeared first on Solar Power World.

CalCom Energy solar projects offset 75% of California utility’s power use
20 Mar 2019 at 4:08pm
by Billy Ludt
CalCom Energy and Bella Vista Water District announced the completion of a 693-kW solar project to provide clean energy for the utility’s use in Redding, California. The system will advance the district’s sustainability efforts, improve resiliency and reduce costs by offsetting electricity used to pump water throughout the district. “Water districts in California are faced… The post CalCom Energy solar projects offset 75% of California utility’s power use appeared first on Solar Power World.


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